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-million dollar grant to modernize journalism education in afghanistan. update's lexy nuno reports. ">>>it is only their second time to the united states...and these afghan professors are enjoying the simple things in life. nat sound: "white mocha" simple things like drinking coffee...taking pictures... walking around san jose state's campus...and learning about modern journalism. they say it's a different picture than back home where journalists fear for their lives. ahamd zia ferozpur, a journalism lecturer at balkh university, says he's suprised at all the possibilites for students. (ahmad zia ferozpur/journalism lecturer at balkh university): "there are a lot of opportunities for students. they practice their journalism skills and they have radio, television, newspapers, and they have websites." the editor in chief of an afghan magazine says students in afghanistan face extreme lack of materials, like computers or even books. one of the other challenges is for afghan women--who sit on a different side of the room as men--wanting to go into journalism proffessions. in afghan society men and wom
to the debates, so i just feel like i'm not educated on that part to cast my vote." the institute of politics predicts that only 46 percent of youth are certain they will vote in this upcoming election. many students feel their votes won't matter...but registrar of voters spokesperson, elma rosas says they will. (rosas/spokesperson for santa clara county voter registration)"if you don't make the decision, someone else is. and maybe it's not the right decision for you. so we really want our students, our students and everyone to engage and get familiar with the issues." registering was made easier last week when california officials launched an online registration system. craddock says this may help, but believes there's only one reason for the youth not voting. (craddock/comm graduate student) "it soley goes down to..they don't care."" joining us now is san jose state professor of political science, melinda jackson. is this true? do you think there's a lot of voter apathy among young voters? could the youth vote determine the outcome of prop 30? we have the first presidental debate coming up
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